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5 Nursing Stereotypes Debunked

Hamsa Ramesha | NursingLink

Naughty Nurse

2. The Naughty Nurse Stereotype

The sexual connotation of the nursing role is popular with Halloween costumes and college parties, but isn’t appreciated among professionals – especially female nurses. The phrase “Hellooo nurse!” was used in vaudeville for nursing characters that dressed suggestively on stage.

Shows like M*A*S*H suggest that nurses and doctors are more than just hospital coworkers. In HawthoRNe, the character Candy Sullivan, played by Christina Moore, often acts like the stereotypical naughty nurse. Along the lines of sexy stereotypes like the “naughty cop” and “sexy flight attendant,” this label is more about the idea of a sexual fantasy, than about the nursing profession itself.

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    NathalieDuffney

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    this is so true. Thanks for debunking these stereotypes.

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    glorydazexx82

    about 4 years ago

    4 comments

    I'm a big fan of Ultimate Fighter. During one of the episodes, Josh Koscheck, one of the fighters, tried to get under one of the male medics skin by teasing him and comparing him to a male nurse. Josh Kosheck thinks he is so superior because being a male nurse is such a feminine position. He is such an ignorant piece of crap. Anyways, I've received lots of support from my family, friends and fellow nursing students for joining the nursing profession. Proud to be male nurse and to challenge the stereotype.

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    umapathy

    over 4 years ago

    180 comments

    I have seen lot of Nurses like Male nurses
    all the time female nurses teach us, and give good respect
    now i am proud to be a nurse,
    Male Nurse

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    flynn126

    over 4 years ago

    26 comments

    I am always happy to encounter and work with male nurses. Male nurses enhance the nursing profession by boosting professionalism, pay scale, attitude, and by providing a different prospective. Also, while I probably have worked with gay male nurses, most of the male nurses I have worked with are married men with families. We need to work harder at countering negative stereotypes of nurses and nursing.

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